Britain’s knighthood to the author Salman Rushdie contributes to insulting Islam and may lead to terrorism, a Pakistani minister has said. The minister in question is none other than Zia-ul-Haq’s son, a well-known hardliner.
“Such actions are the root cause of terrorism”, Religious Affairs Minister Ejaz-ul-Haq told parliament.
The minister later said he had not meant to condone or incite terrorism but ‘stress its origins’.
This means: Freedom of Expression + Creativity => Terrorism. Heard anything as absurd or ethically deplorable lately?